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Enrollment Open for Family-Based Sexuality Education Courses Enrollment Open for Family-Based Sexuality Education Courses
Enrollment is open for the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department’s fall “Kids Need to Know” Family-Based Sexuality Education Courses.
Tips to prevent tick bites, tickborne disease Tips to prevent tick bites, tickborne disease
Spring and summer are hunting, fishing, camping, and hiking seasons. It also is the time of year when ticks are out. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism remind those spending time outdoors to take precautions to avoid tick bites.
 Consumers should not eat any Blue Bell brand products Consumers should not eat any Blue Bell brand products
Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, on April 20 announced it is recalling all products made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria.
Lawrence Chef Rick Martin passionate about helping youth, low-income residents eat healthier Lawrence Chef Rick Martin passionate about helping youth, low-income residents eat healthier
Lawrence Chef Rick Martin has made it his mission to educate diverse audiences about how to prepare healthy foods and the importance of a healthy diet. Martin designed and piloted cooking classes for Douglas County’s food bank Just Food and these classes have taught hundreds of low-income families how to eat on a budget. Martin has worked extensively with Lawrence Public School’s Farm to School program, where he sits on the program’s advisory board. He has provided food demonstrations in school cafeterias for hundreds of middle school students. Martin is Douglas County's 2015 Adult Health Champion.
High School student describes experience with garden as life-changing High School student describes experience with garden as life-changing
Di Xie, a Free State High School junior, is passionate about encouraging youth to eat more fruits and vegetables, and she does this through her work as a student gardener in the “Growing Food, Growing Health” project. Di is Douglas County's 2015 Youth Health Champion.
 State health officials warn of risk of human Salmonella infection from live poultry State health officials warn of risk of human Salmonella infection from live poultry
The beginning of spring includes blooms, blossoms, and baby poultry. Although adorable, live baby poultry can carry Salmonella and easily spread this bacterium to people, especially children.
Health agencies offering FREE 8-week cooking course Health agencies offering FREE 8-week cooking course
Douglas County AmeriCorps members will be teaching “Project Strength,” an eight-week cooking and nutrition course that starts May 14. The cooking course is free, available to anyone, and provided through the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, Heartland Community Health Center and Harvesters: The Community Food Network.